Bug 212803 - hardlink's man page and usage message do not mention that -v may be repeated twice.
hardlink's man page and usage message do not mention that -v may be repeated ...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jarod Wilson
Brian Brock
Depends On: 210816
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Reported: 2006-10-29 02:27 EST by Jindrich Novy
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-12-23 11:15:23 EST
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Add description for -vv (856 bytes, patch)
2008-12-18 07:02 EST, Jindrich Novy
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Description Jindrich Novy 2006-10-29 02:27:39 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #210816 +++

In order for the hardlink utility to be truly verbose (to output the individual
file pairs that are being linked together, not just a little summary at the
end), it needs to be passed the -v option twice. However, neither the man page,
nor the usage message mentions this. It would be good if the man page and/or the
usage string were updated.

-- Additional comment from jnovy@redhat.com on 2006-10-29 02:26 EST --
Fixed in rawhide for now. It needs to be fixed in RHEL5 beta as well. I'm going
to clone this bug for RHEL4.4 kernel-utils.
Comment 1 Jarod Wilson 2008-12-17 10:54:33 EST
I presume we're looking to try to sneak this into 4.8? If so, is there a readily available patch already, or do I need to generate one based on the fixes that went into rawhide way back in October of 2006?... :)
Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2008-12-18 07:02:41 EST
Created attachment 327315 [details]
Add description for -vv

The patch is mostly trivial. It is dug from RHEL5 hardlink.
Comment 3 Jarod Wilson 2008-12-23 11:15:23 EST
Hrm, we've apparently already had this fix in RHEL4 kernel-utils' hardlink for ... I dunno how long. We probably picked that up when we fixed bug 219609 and bug 197789 back in May of 2007. Anyhow, both the binary and the man page both already have the -vv switch documented, so closing NOTABUG.

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